How to Get More Plus Ones

Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year or so, you must be familiar with Google Plus. With the help of this social network, the search engine giant is trying to compete with Facebook and maintain its position as the world’s most visited and profitable website. For an SEO expert this new social network has opened up a whole myriad of opportunities. If you are trying to get to the first page of SERPs then you should try to get as many plus ones as possible. Although these votes are not as effective as link building and other tried and tested techniques, they can still make a huge difference.

In this article I will share some simple strategies that will help you skyrocket your plus one votes and get more organic traffic:

Incentivise

People are more likely to hit the vote button if you promise them something in return. It can be anything from an ebook to a premium template or theme. Just make sure it is valuable for your audience.

There are many plus one plugins in the WordPress directory. All you need to do is install a plugin that comes with redirection. After that you need to create a secret page on your website so that it can’t be accessed directly. On this page you can put the download links for your ebook or theme. Then use the plugin to redirect everyone who clicks on the plus one button to that page.

Write valuable content

It goes without saying that you can get more plus ones by writing high-quality, engaging content. While producing content make sure the material is well-structured and interesting, title is catchy and there are enough images and videos on the page. Of course this strategy is not as effective as the one mentioned above but it is natural and Google gives a lot of importance to natural votes.

Other tips

It is a bad idea to purchase plus ones. Most of the companies that offer this service use scripts to generate votes. In the beginning you might see an increase in organic traffic but eventually your website will get penalized. Many companies will tell you that all their votes are hundred percent manual but in most cases that’s a lie.

Getting social media votes can be quite hard, especially in the beginning but if you keep producing quality content you will start seeing results after some time.